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Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics Good Places To Stop For Repairs And Maintenance, Mobile Mechanics, Or Bad Places To Avoid Too -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please add the names of facilities that you can recommend for service and repairs for a 'Bird, or those places to avoid for the same things. Be sure to give as much information as you can....... NAME OF BUSINESS..... BUSINESS LOCATION..... BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER..... BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON..... YEAR/ MODEL/ENGINE/TRANS OF 'BIRD WORKED ON..... WHAT ARE THEIR HOURLY REPAIR RATES..... SERVICE WAS GOOD, OR BAD..... WHAT KIND OF SERVICE, OR REPAIR WAS DONE..... REASON YOU RECOMMEND, OR AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM..... YOUR NAME..... Here is a tip about how to post your record and comments. First copy the topics above and then open a "New Thread" with the NAME OF THE BUSINESS and/or the TOWN WHERE THE BUSINESS IS LOCATED, then paste what you just copied there and then fill in the information.

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Old 01-25-2009
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I am still on my way home after spending 2 weeks at Parliament Coach in Tampa. Had the front of Ziggy repainted and a few minor touchups.

Other than the shear boredom of being there without Lyn for 2 weeks and living in a paint booth most of that time, I can't say enough good about their body and paint guys. They matched the six colors perfectly, including the metallic.

The final touch was having the mechanical areas detailed. I can't believe how good the engine and all machinery, having been painted etc, look. Ziggy has NEVER looked better.

The mechanical detailing included generator and battery areas. This is the bargain of the century for ONLY $250!!!!!!!

Two guys spent about 6 hrs detailing, that comes out to $20/hr and includes materials.

If you are in the Tampa area, get it done. Your coach will love you for it.
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Wow. I must say, they did an excellent job on your engine. WELL WORTH the money!

While I don't have any purchasing experience with "Parliament" as it is currently known, my father bought his first Blue Bird, a 1984 FC35 from Harvey Mitchell when the company was known as Mitchell Motorcoach.

Good family business. I've been meaning to visit Parliament, but haven't yet been down there in the Bird...

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I purchased my bird from Parliament. I would buy my next one there in a hart beat. They did any thing we asked and gave us a tech for as long as we needed to go over an attend to anything we needed. Great company to do business with.
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good to hear it came out OK,Paul!
sorry i missed you this year,the tapas were calling us for sure!
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We just bought our 1995 from Parliament a week ago. It was a consignment coach, yet they did more than I ever expected them to do. They made everything work, replaced what needed replacing, and did it all with a smile. We were treated just like they probably treat a new Prevost buyer. Incredible. Their detailing of the engine compartment left me feeling as though we got a new coach. Now to keep it that way.
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Wow Paul, you got my attention, that looks phenomenal, and at a great price too. Do you have any pics of the front clip paint work?

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David, when I return home, sometime later this week, I'll post before and after pics. I am VERY pleased with their work. They have a top notch body shop, after all, they do paint all of their conversions and they look great.
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We purchased our coach from Parliament in November 08 and found Ken Robertson and the rest of the crew at Parliament to be great to work with.

Dan Romero, the service manager is the most dedicated service guy I have ever met. He does prefer Prevost to Birds, but I can forgive him that flaw :-)
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As requested, I have attached photos of the before, during and after of the paint job done at Parliament.
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Paul,

Way to go. Ziggy's beautiful! Now you gotta stop tailgaiting those 18-wheelers!

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